As Older Nurses Near Retirement, More Openings For New Generation

As Older Nurses Near Retirement, More Openings For New Generation

Almost one-quarter of registered nurses (RN) age 55 and older could leave nursing in a short period, opening the door for less–experienced RNs to take their place, according to a new study.

Twenty-three percent of nurses aged 55 and older indicate they change their work dramatically, including opting for retirement or leaving the nursing field for other types of work.

AMN says the survey, now in its fourth year, offers a snapshot of current job satisfaction levels among nurses and indicates how the economic recovery may affect future career trajectories. The data also mines responses to determine how nurses in general view technology and the quality of care that is impacting the today’s nursing industry.

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